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Aquarium Mascot Announces Vice Presidential Candidate

'Michael Kelps' joins Deepo in his swim for the Oval Office

Atlanta, GA (September 3, 2008) –

Deepo, Georgia Aquarium’s mascot, announced his presidential swimming mate this morning in a press conference held at Georgia Aquarium. As Deepo addressed the crowd he proudly proclaimed, “it makes sense to have aquatic flora and fauna represented in my swim for the oval office and there is only one man fit to make the swim with me. Ladies and gentlefish I proudly announce ‘Michael Kelps’ will join me as my vice presidential candidate!” 

Kelps waved to the crowd as he and Deepo swam side by side. “This presidential swim will create waves for the aquatic community and is only made possible by supporters like you,” Kelps told the crowd, “I am honored to be swimming alongside such a great candidate!”
Deepo’s campaign is solely supported through Oceans Society Members at Georgia Aquarium and, as Deepo reminded the crowd, “is the only presidential campaign where contributions are partially tax deductible.”

Supporters may join Deepo’s campaign on the web at, visit Georgia Aquarium’s Members Entrance, or call campaign headquarters at 404-581-4010, and tell the campaign representative you want to support Deepo’s campaign by joining the Oceans Society.  
For more information on Deepo’s campaign, visit or email campaign headquarters at

Disclaimer: Georgia Aquarium recognizes that this is not a real run for President; it is, however, a real campaign to make a difference for our oceans through Georgia Aquarium programs.

About Oceans Society and the 4R Program
Georgia Aquarium’s Oceans Society represents an elite group of members who support Georgia Aquarium’s mission.  Oceans Society Memberships directly support the 4R Program which is designed to positively impact the health and well-being of aquatic life from around the world. Current 4R Program Initiatives include worldwide conservation programs; beluga whale rescue and research; whale shark research; and, Georgia Aquarium’s sea lion rescue program. Oceans Society and 4R contributions directly help better the lives of animals in the wild and at Georgia Aquarium.

About Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest with more than eight million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards; offering engaging and exciting guest experiences promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.  Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit

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